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to believe that chemical weapons have been used. dianne feinstein, the democratic colleague said today the white house has to make some kind of decision on this. jessica yellin is already in israel, she joins us by phone. jessica, you have senator feinstein a short time ago saying "i think the probables are very high and i think the white house needs to be prepared. the white house seems cautious today. where are they standing on this? >> anderson, white house officials say that they're still assessing the reports that chemical weapons were used. we know the president has said that the use of chemical weapons is a red line and that if assad crosses it that there will consequences. he has said you will be held accountable. today, his chief of staff said it would be a game changer if, in fact, chemical weapons were used. now, the president has not specified what he means, exactly, when he said his regime would be held accountable. there have been reports that the u.s. has developed a plan for direct action against syria, but there is no indication that the president would necessarily pur
with syria. he told wolf blitzer there's a high probability chemical weapons were used. diane feinstein, the democratic colleague said today, quote, the white house has to make some kind of decision on this. jessica yellin is already in israel. she joins us by phone. jessica, senator feinstein said a short time ago, quote, i think the probabilities are high that we're going into very dark times. i think the white house needs to be prepared. white house seems to be more cautious today. where do they stand on all of this? >> reporter: anderson, white house officials say they are still assessing reports that chemical weapons are used so cautious is the right word. we know that the president has said the use of chemical weapons, as you say, is a red line. he's gone further and said that if assad crosses it there will be, quote, consequences. he has said you will be held accountable. today his chief of staff said on cnn that it would be a game changer if, in fact, chemical weapons were used. now the president has not specified what he means exactly when he says assad or his regime would be h
dianne feinstein echoed that warning with a stark message to the president. and i will quote her. she said, i think the probabilities are very high, we are going in dark times and i think the white house needs to be prepared. both committees now have been fully briefed. all right. i want to bring our guests tonight and talk about what this means. seth jones joins us with general wesley clark. thanks very much for both of you. you know about this issue. general, let me start with you. this is something the president has set as a red line, i'll play what he said in a moment, but he has said if chemical weapons are used, that's a red line. what does the u.s. do if they have been? >> both secretary of state and the president have looked very closely at this issue of what assistance can be given to the syrian resistance, the rebels there. and the syrian rebels are getting increasingly well organized. they're right now just representatives, pretty soon the government will be formed. people will have positions so i think what you are going to see is more and more u.s. assistance to directly
on the legislation that's before us unless senator feinstein forgot what i've said. >> she hasn't. >> you haven't? >> none of us have. >> indelibly pressed. >> thank you. i think as long as i have the floor i will say what we normally say about what's on the agenda. we have the two nominees on the agenda. we have a request on our side to hold them over. so i won't have to repeat before that business up. in regard to the rest of the markup, just one sentence, well, maybe i will say a procedural thing because i know we have amendments on our side and even though i don't have anything to say on the bill further i hope we respect everybody's right to offer amendments. whoever on our side wants to do that, even beyond senator cornyn. the only thing that i want to say as i'm still amazed that after we've had two witnesses in two hearings from the justice department, we still have not received analysis from the department on the constitutionality of the legislation that we're going to be seeking today. that's all i have to say. >> we have senator schumer has joined us. senator franken and senator -- [
intelligence committees right now. we're joined by senator diane feinstein and mike rogers. the republican from michigan. let's talk about syria first, senator feinstein. how serious do you take these reports that chemical weapons were used either by the rebels or the syrian regime? >> the senate this afternoon was briefed. this is one of continuing briefs. i think any public response should come from the white house. let me just say, it is serious. and it may well take some action. >> because when you say may well take some action, congressman, you know that the president, not that long ago, said if chemical weapons were used by bashir al assad's regime, that's a game changer as far as the u.s. is concerned. are you with him on that? >> absolutely. i think the president is exactly right. i argued before, we had reports, if you recall last summer, that they had at least public reports where they moved munitions in a place where they could be used on a short notice. and there's some configuration they have to go through to be used on a short notice. that was alarming and concerning. now, they ne
in the house. his counterpart in the senate, dianne feinstein, both say based on briefings they received very high probability that syria's regime used weapons of mass destruction. that has been called a red line issue by president obama who warned syria's dictator bashar al-assad that he should not cross that line. bill: the white house has been briefed and the white house has to make some decisions in this. i think the days are becoming more desperate and the regime is more desperate and we know where the chemical weapons are, end quote. peter doocy leads the coverage in washington. how certain are the lawmakers that chemical weapons have been used, peter? >> reporter: not 100% certain, bill but senator feinstein says lawmakers have seen the same intelligence the white house has seen. mike rogers the chairman of the house intelligence committee said in an interview about syria i have a high probability to believe that chemical weapons were used w we need the final verification. i, mike rogers, chairman. intelligence committee would come to the conclusion they are either positioned for use o
senator dianne feinstein will not be included in the democratic gun control legislation that currently is working its way through the chamber. instead reid says feinstein's proposal will have, quote, an opportunity for a vote, possibly as a separate amendment. now this effort was sparked by the newtown school shooting in december and since then, we have seen a surge in applications for gun permits across this country. according to the fbi we saw a record 19 1/2 million background checks for firearms last year. nearly three million of them coming in december alone. that is the most for any month on record. and more than 7 million from december through february. that is a 54% increase from the previous year. this national trend is echoed in the microcosm of newtown, connecticut. where law enforcement say they have seen the pace of applications for gun permits double. so what does this all mean for the gun control debate, an effort going forward? joining me fox news political analyst juan williams. juan, we can talk about the strategy here and move onto the legislation itself. why, why di
leader harry reid acknowledged one bill-- an assault weapons ban crafted by california's dianne feinstein-- did not have enough support to move forward. >> but right now her amendment, using the most optimistic numbers, has less than 40 votes. i-- that's not 60. >> woodruff: a disappointed feinstein later said on cnn that she will not play dead on the issue, adding reid assured her she will have a chance to offer the ban as an amendment to a larger bill. >> if it's an amendment, that is not a symbolic vote. i did the bill in 1994 on the floor as an amendment. it enacted a law. it went on to the house. it was enacted. what senator reid told me is that i would have an opportunity for a vote. i take him at his word. >> woodruff: for now, reid and senate democrats are trying to find a way to get other measures passed. that includes an expansion of background checks, new penalties for gun trafficking and for so- called straw purchases-- when other individuals buy guns for those who aren't authorized to own them. reid is aiming for votes sometime after the easter recess. but there's still litt
set to be considered next month. california senator dianne feinstein fought hard to keep that provision, but promises by republicans to block the full package prevailed there. instead senators will consider hiking penalties for people who purchase guns on behalf of those who are barred from having them. the ban will be offered as a second amendment but is expected to fail when it comes up after the easter recess. >>> disturbing new details about that close call at the university of central florida. police released this video of officers responding to a 911 call monday about a student with a gun. it came after a false fire alarm one said police say was tripped by the suspect in an attempt to lure students outside. so they could be easy targets. the emergency call came from a roommate after he says the suspect pulled a gun on him. >> like a gun, like large assault gun, i don't know if it's a real gun. i don't know what it is, but i just saw it and slammed my door shut and locked it. >> police found the would-be shooter dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound on
feinstein fought hard to keep the revision but promises to block the full package prevailed. senators will take up increasing penalties. the ban will be offered as a separate amendment but is expected to fail when it comes up after the easter recess. >>> disturbing but details about the close call at the university of central florida. police released this video of officers responding to a 911 call about a student with a gun. it came after a false fire alarm tripped by the suspect in an attempt to lure students outside so they could be easy targets. the emergency call came from a roommate that said james pulled a gun on him. >> like a gun, like large assault gun. i don't know if it's a real gun. i don't know what it is, but i just saw it, slammed my door shut and locked it. >> they found the would-be shooter dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound. two webs were nearby. >> running against 15 other candidates, sanford got less than 15% of the vote, the gop vote for the seat vacated by tim scott when he moved to the u.s. senate. in the democratic primary, elizabeth colbert-bush won the
of it. i think diane feinstein is absolutely right. if these weapons were used we've crossed the threshold. syria is completely a mess now, chaotic. the resistance groups, opposition are broken up into little pieces. you have al qaeda there. we simply cannot let it happen that al qaeda gets these weapons or that the regime turns them loose on the cities. something is going to happen very soon. >> bob, why can't you just bomb these sites? >> they're saying they're in tai dozen sites. you can't just bomb them. they may bomb israel. as diane feinstein said, these people are desperate. the regime, more and more cities are falling in areas and as we've said all along, they will use these things and something has to happen. you also have to look at syria has become a proxy war for iran, russia, saudi arabia and turkey. everybody is pouring arms into the country. you know, the situation cannot continue as it is without running into a catastrophe with it involving chemical weapons. >> everybody is pouring arms into the country. you know, the situation cannot continue as it is. withou
kids measure supports rodrigo. and they are asking senator feinstein to intervene on his behalf. his classmates plan to go to washington next month and testify on capitol hill. >>> the 15-year-old from pakistan, the one shot in the head by the taliban because she fought for the rights of woman. she has a new school to go to. she is attending school in england. she was shot by a cam on the way home from her -- gunman on the way home from her school. she was released from her home last month and wants all girls to be able to go to school. >>> some employees at google's new satellite campus in mountain view may have been exspokessed to a chemical that's linked to cancer and birth defects. the center for investigative reporter says more than a thousand employees work in two bigs where -- bleddings say -- buildings say two chemicals were released. pregnant women exposed to this chemical have an increased level of giving birth to a baby with serious heart defects. >>> the airline that has the most boeing dreamliners is reportedly making a new demand of the airlinemaker. a source says all n
, too. >> the kids 4 kids measure supports rodrigo. and they are asking senator feinstein to intervene on his behalf. his classmates plan to go to washington next month and testify on capitol hill. >>> the 15-year-old from pakistan, the one shot in the head by the taliban because she fought for the rights of woman. she has a new school to go to. she is attending school in england. she was shot by a cam on the way home from her -- gunman on the way home from her school. she was released from her home last month and wants all girls to be able to go to school. >>> some employees at google's new satellite campus in mountain view may have been exspokessed to a chemical that's linked to cancer and birth defects. the center for investigative reporter says more than a thousand employees work in two bigs where -- bleddings say -- buildings say two chemicals were released. pregnant women exposed to this chemical have an increased level of giving birth to a baby with serious heart defects. >>> the airline that has the most boeing dreamliners is rep
not. so when he suggests to dianne feinstein. >> or lectures. >> or lectures she is violating the second amendment that this impinges on second amendment right that is false. this isn't opinion. this is fact. read the damn case law. he keeps doing it and it's driving me crazy because he is supposedly a learned man. >> i think has leads to the next point. we are talking about politics. senator cruz has not just on these issues but on a variety of issues has decided he is going to stake out some turf that is right in the sweet spot of the most conservative, most populist, most red meat tea party elements of his party and decided to do it on a variety of things. he has done it on chuck hagel and done it throughout and with a tone of disrespect that is upsetting a lot of republicans and upsetting a lot of democrats every time he rares his head since he has been in the senate. he hasn't been there very long. he takes this tone and adopted this position to advance some kind of a gender that is trying to get him in a particular place with the republican party. >> i don't mind people
and there will be amendments i'm sure from senator feinstein who has been a champion over the course of decades because of her own experience in san francisco and what she has seen frankly across this country. so we'll work on this and find the votes and it deserves a vote. let's see if we can get it done. >> one of the most controversial policy aspects of this administration has to do with drones. you have been part of the system first when you were with the national security council and now also where these secret robot planes kill people, hopefully enemies of the united states, but there is little accountability according to critics, little transparency, and little legal recourse for the victims who are innocent. would you be comfortable with the same situation you have in place right now under a president palin or president ryan? >> here's what i -- you know, again, i'm not going to try and engage in hypotheticals. here's what i can tell you, jake. the president of the united states will take every step he can to protect this country and that is exactly what he's done. there are also very important checks
, i hope we can do this with just a yes or no answer and i know senator feinstein wants to move on. last year, the nsa director was at a conference and he was asked about the nsa surveillance of america. he replied, "the story that we have millions or hundreds of millions dossiers on people is completely false." having served on the committee now for a dozen years, i don't really know what a dossier is in this context. so what i wanted to see, if you could give me a yes or no answer to the question, does the nsa collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans? >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. there are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect but not willingly. >> i have additional questions to give you in writing. i thank you for your answer. >> just to answer -- just to follow on his questions, we keep talking about al qaeda. but my impression -- we have to realize that it only takes four or five people these days to mount some kind of a threat. is there a danger that we are so focused on al qaeda that we will miss a secon
cruz challenged feinstein, senator dianne feinstein on the bill's constitutionality. and watch this. >> the second amendment and bill of rights provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. the question i would pose to the senior senator from california is, would she deem it consistent with the bill of rights for congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the second amendment in the context of the first or fourth amendment? >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i've been on this committee for 20 years. it is fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it. just know i've been here for a long time. i have passed on a number of bills. i studied the constitution myself. i am reasonably well-educated. and i thank you for the lecture. incidentally, this does prohibit, you used word prohibit. it exempts 2271 weapons. is that enough for the people in the united states. >> mr. chairman? >> do you need a ba seaaca? do they need other high-powered weapons that military people use to kill in closed combat? i
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control bill. california senator dianne feinstein had proposed the ban, but there was not enough support for it. >>> and a huge problem for lululemon. i know all the guys around the table are fixated on this one. one batch of its black yoga pants were too sheer. no one wants to pay 100 bucks for pants see-through. at least in that industry. the ceo is in trouble and the stock down nearly 10% since last friday. larry, if i can't make a joke on that one -- >> that's a beauty. >>, and of course, the white house, easter egg roll is definitely on. at least for now. press secretary jay carney putting to rest speculation it could be cancelled because of the sequester imposed budget cuts. but the tickets did go out with a warning. that it could be cancelled if there's a government shutdown. big news, larry. >> that is big news. we can all breathe a little easier. i've been to one of these easter egg rolls. all right, jared bernstein, as an obama lum inconsistent -- why are they so mean -- why would they be so mean as to even threaten the kids not to have one? >> very -- the grinch isn't the righ
with senator dianne feinstein on the issue of guns and high-powered magazines an assault rifle weapons. he also delivered remarks yesterday at the see pak conference.- cpac [video clips] we need to champion growth. get thet every stage to economy booming. we need to repeal obamacare. [applause] [applause] we need to repeal dodd-frank. [applause] talk about a bill you do not have to read any further than the title. [laughter] need to eliminate corporate welfare. [applause] we need to build the keystone pipeline. [applause] .e need to rein in the epa [applause] in west texas, the epa is trying to use a lizard to shut down oil and gas production. of lizards, they make darn fine boots. host: what you think? inst: what a rapid rise american politics. here he is three months into being the united states senator and he is already the keynote speaker at cpac. you can go on conservative blogs, this guy is as popular as rand paul, in part his intelligence. he knows how to articulate conservative issues. it is also charisma. watch and during that speech. you see him without a teleprompter, without notes,
's is not enough support. california senator dianne feinstein who wrote the bill, says she's been promised about implants introduce the assault weapons portion of the bill as an amendment. >> this is important me, i will not laid out and play dead. i think the american people have said in every single public poll that they support this kind of legislation. it is and to protect children, schools, and malls. it is aimed to dry up the supply. >> that are the measure is in limbo and it is likely that the senate will vote on three other measure. a ban on all high-capacity ammo clips, a call for universal background checks and sent the for penalties for gun travel trafficking. >> california lawmakers are pushing for harsher punishments for people convicted of making false police reports. these calls are also known as wadding. the term is used to describe a situation where police or other first responders are sent on fake emergency calls. the subsequent responses used to disrupt an organization like a school or to prank a person. mobile celebrities have been victims of it. recently it did not want call
and senator frank stein -- feinstein. >> that they may pose a question to the leader in response to senator cornyn, you mention there's someone under pages of the bill that specify particular firearms that if this bill were passed, congress would have deemed prohibitive. it seems to me that although she began as a foundational document with the constitution. and the second amendment in the bill of rights provides the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. the term, the right of the people, when the framers included in the bill of rights, the same phrases found in the first amendment to the right of the people to assemble is also found in the fourth amendment to be free from at least the bull searches and seizures. the question i pose is witchy teammate consistent with the bill of rights for congress to engage in the same in ever we are contemplating doing that the second amendment in the third or fourth amendment. would she consider constitutional for congress to specify only to the following books that show not apply to congress to stand outside the protection pr
in making our schools, streets, or one child in this country safer. senator dianne feinstein admitted that she had her gun ban bill ready to go a year ago. tucked away in a drawer, waiting for the right opportunity. really. waiting for an unspeakable tragedy to push their political agenda? is it any wonder why most americans don't trust congress? they are simply not serious about making our kids or our country safer. if they were serious, they would arrest, they would prosecute, and they would imprisoned felons with guns, gangs with guns, and drug dealers with guns, as many as they could find. [applause] that's what they do. -- they would do. and that's with the public wants. but they do not do that. what they do instead, if they let them go read. -- go free. let's talk for a minute about this thing called sequestration. . run the nra not an economic think tank. but i watch the news. of rationalnstead belt-tightening, the first thing the government thinks to do, according to law-enforcement thousands ofd let criminal illegals out of jail. you know what? normal people allover the count
a lot of news come out of the exchange he had with senator feinstein. s wrote about it. part of the impact the tea party continues to have fun congress even though it has proved to be a loser when it comes to elections. if you combine a lack of a sense of humor with an absence of humility, you are not working on college of achievement. guest: when he started campaigning, he was less than 2%. he defeated a popular and well funded opponent in the primary. he ran away with the general election. people in the home state love them. the conservative movement cares for him very much. we hope more americans get to know him after his keynote speech this evening. there is a lot of tension in that sense, which is different from what it used to be. there are a lot more differences of opinion that we are used to. host: al cardenas is the chairman of the american conservative union. thank you. coming up, we will hear with the president of common cause, bob edgar. and we will hear from the group known as organizing for action. and we will talk about the impact sequestration is having and we
: dianne feinstein said yesterday, she tried her best but it was not good enough. the washington post has this headline -- host: this is the front page of the daily news, shame on the united states -- host: on president obama's visit you can seebank -- posters that palestinians were holding up with the words, no hope on them. following up yesterday on the south carolina first district race, here is the state newspaper this morning. the former governor is in a runoff with other room -- republicans -- host: also, this morning, the politico front page -- even political viewers might be shocked -- also, the paper is noting that the senate is moving forward for a continued resolution to fund the government for six months. john in illinois, what are your thoughts on the 10th anniversary of the iraq war? caller: i was a desert storm veteran. i thought if we fixed the job did then, we would on how to deal with this 10-year war. host: what do you mean, not enough resources? should have moved in and removed saddam hussein. then, we would not have had to fight the 10-year war at all. roger in san di
that senator feinstein and i have taken in a public release that we issued about a year ago that the claims that some make from cheney on down that the use of waterboarding led to useful information are false. those claims are not accurate. and i can only tell you we have publicly laid out our case that they're not accurate in a release that the two of us signed and issued about a year ago, and it's available on our web sites so you can kind of see it there. but what you can't see unless the cia cooperates is a very, very detailed history of the use of abusive tactics, what the administration then in power called enhanced interrogation techniques, some of which are torture under international law including waterboarding. i had a, i, frankly, had a lot of trouble with brennan when he was confirmed because he would not acknowledge that waterboarding is torture even though it is torture under international law, under geneva, according to our president. obama has said it is torture, it is. and, but to your point it's not just torture, it's not useful. it doesn't and did not produce, did not pro
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